The Fountain Of Youth

Could the Fountain of Youth be closer than we think? According to one knitter, it’s already in your hands. Canadian knitter Mary Merchant turns 102 this month and attributes her impressive number of years to faith, no sugar, and knitting. Though her eyes might be failing her, she is still able to knit every day thanks in part to a bit of muscle memory. She follows the same sock pattern she has for years – the men’s sock pattern distributed during WWII, like this one. Let this inspire you to continue knitting every day…and maybe skip the Rhinebeck doughnut line this year (or not…).

New Hand Dyed Covet

Knit One Crochet Too has released six limited edition, hand-dyed colorways of their sportweight Covet yarn. Hand-dyed in Florida, but inspired by the colorful cities of Spain, Hand Dyed Covet is the same 100% Superbaby Alpaca as the company’s solid color Covet. Mix and match a Covet with a Hand Dyed Covet for a project that is big on color and unparalleled on softness.

Camp Stitches Heads To Florida

If you’re unable to get to NY Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck this year, consider heading South to Camp Stitches in Tampa, Florida. Spend October 18-21 at Destination Saddlebrook where you will clock 15-hours of workshop time with one of instructor, take a tour of Prism Yarn in St. Pete, and enjoy the views of Tampa’s Gulf Coast. The only tough decision is which instructor’s class to take – Franklin Habit’s Lace Unlocked, JC Briar’s Adventures in Brioche, Catherine Redford’s Folk Art Stitchery, Laura Bryant’s Unexpected Color, or Myra Wood’s Go Pattern Free.

CAST ON: Cactus Pin Cushion by Amanda Berry

This adorable knitted cactus sits pretty on a shelf and doubles as a pincushion when you’re sewing or blocking a project. With a sturdy DK weight yarn, knit this free pattern in-the-round to create the succulent and pot separately and then sew them together. Knit a garden for your house or keep them on hand as house warming presents.